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vacillate

to sway;unable to decide;waffle

vacuous

empty; spacious

vagabond

a wanderer

vagary

an odd idea

vainglorious

boastful

valedictory

saying farewell

vanguard

in the front

vapid

uninteresting

variegated

having different colors

vaunt

to brag

vehement

forceful;urgent

venal

corrupt

veneer

an outward show or covering

venerable

worthy of respect

venial

excusable

veracious

honest

verbatim

word for word

verbiage

words

verbose

wordy; talkative

verdant

green

verisimilitude

the appearance of truth

veritable

true; genuine

verity

truth

vernal

pertaining to spring

vertex

highest point

vertiginous

unstable

verve

enthusiasm

vestige

a trace; visible evidence that is no longer present

vex

to irritate

viaduct

a bridge

viands

various foods

vicarious

acting for another person

viceroy

a representative or a deputy

vicissitudes

unpredictable changes

victuals

food

vignette

a short literary work

vilify

to speak evil of

vindicate

to clear of guilt

virago

a bad tempered woman

virile

masculine

virulent

deadly; harmful

visage

appearance

vista

a wide view

vitiate

to weaken

vitreous

clear or glass-like

vitriolic

sharp or bitter

vituperate

criticize

vivify

to enliven

vociferous

shouting; talkative

volant

capable of flying

volatile

unstable; explosive; changeable

volition

free will

voluble

talkative

voracious

extremely hungry or greedy

votary

a loyal follower

vulpine

clever, wolf-like

waif

a homeless person

waive

to give up

wan

weak; tired

wane

to gradually decrease

wangle

to manipulate

wanton

reckless

warble

to sing

wastrel

one who wastes; a spendthrift

waver

to be uncertain

wax

to grow in size or intensity

weighty

of great importance

wend

to direct one's way

wheedle

to persuade

whet

to stimulate or to sharpen

willful

stubborn or intentional

wily

tricky; sly

windfall

unexpected gift

winsome

pleasing

wizened

withered; shriveled

wolfish

ferocious

wont

accustomed

workaday

ordinary

wraith

a ghost or shadowed

wrest

to take away

wroth

angry

wrought

produced or shaped

wry

ironic

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